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Casey Neistat pulled over by police on fake Tesla Cyberbike

Published: 4/Feb/2020 14:50 Updated: 4/Feb/2020 15:18

by Jacob Hale

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Casey Neistat was pulled over by police in a video posted on February 3, which saw him traversing around Los Angeles on a fake “Tesla Cyberbike.”

The YouTuber and filmmaker opens his video with a montage of him driving around on an electric bike that looks to be a two-wheeled version of the Tesla Cybertruck, which was first revealed in November 2019.

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It’s somewhat chunky for a bike, but it looks clean and has the Cybertruck edges that make it look more like a spaceship than a road vehicle. Naturally, it caught a lot of attention, and Casey made sure to show it off and explain to people what exactly he was driving.

YouTube: Casey Neistat.
Although not officially a Tesla vehicle, the “Cyberbike” definitely looks like it could be.

The bike, which was designed by Casey and Super73, is one of the company’s standard new vehicles but covered with an aluminum frame, which Casey says they “got carried away” with and ended up simply designing a Tesla-inspired Cyberbike.

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When he starts to explain the Cyberbike to viewers, Neistat is very honest. “While you can ride the Cyberbike, you can’t ride it very well, especially when you have to make a turn,” he says.

Showing a close up of the handlebars, which are simply sticking out of a hole in the aluminum case, they look difficult to maneuver as they scrape along the casing. He reveals that the “Cyberbike” casing around the bike is simply a deterrent to stop people from seeing the actual bike itself due to it not being ready for public eyes yet.

Nonetheless, it looks great as Neistat travels around Santa Monica and the infamous LA beaches, catching a few strange looks as he does so.

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He goes on to describe the Cyberbike as “kind of janky, it sort of works, it’s hard to drive and it’s not particularly safe,” showing off his incredible sales prowess before taking a look at the difficult building process of the bike.

Finally, towards the end of the video, the police sirens ring and Casey explains what’s going on to the officer who asks if it’s an electric bike or a motorbike, and questions their use of a drone, of which certain laws have to be adhered to for its usage.

Though we don’t see what comes of the police encounter, it’s clear the officer isn’t too concerned and Neistat, obviously, gets away from the situation without too much hassle.

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Although this bike isn’t actually a Tesla, we wouldn’t be surprised if it’s given Elon Musk an idea of what to work on next…

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Joe Rogan forced to cancel Kanye West podcast

Published: 20/Oct/2020 1:02

by Bill Cooney

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Joe Rogan has been forced to cancel the next week of guests lined up for his podcast, including superstar Kanye West, after one of the host’s staff member returned a positive test result meaning the team must now isolate.

The Joe Rogan Experience is one of the most popular podcasts in the world listened to by millions of people each week, but the next slate of episodes has hit a major snag.

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On Oct. 19, Rogan announced on Instagram that the show would be cancelling all the podcasts for the upcoming week after Jamie Vernon, the producer of the show, tested positive forcing the rest of the cast to self-isolate.

“Young Jamie Vernon tested positive today. I tested negative, the rest of the staff tested negative, but Jamie tested positive,” Rogan revealed in the video. “He thought he had a sinus infection or allergies. The episodes that aired last week we had previously recorded so I hadn’t seen Jamie in about nine days.”

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Despite testing positive the former Fear-Factor host assured everyone his tech wizard was on the mend, but added he and the rest of his staff would be cancelling shows for safety reasons for the next week.

“So, we cancelled all the shows. We’re happy he has a mild case, but we cancelled all the shows. I’m keeping away from everybody and testing myself and the staff everyday until we’re in the clear, there’s nothing we can do,” the podcaster added. “I won’t know when we’ll do them [podcasts] again until we get a clear from the doctor. I think it’s ten days and three negative test results in a row.”

Sadly, this means fans will miss out on the highly-anticipated show featuring Kanye West, who was scheduled as a guest for the Friday, October 23 program.

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Rogan didn’t completely rule out having the podcast in some form or another though, adding that he was looking into doing shows remotely or some shows with a substitute producer (which he wasn’t too keen on).

After offering apologies to all of the guests and fans affected by the news, the host summed it up as a “f***ed up situation,” but it will be interesting to see how they actually go about producing the show, and if they can still get Yeezy on.